Five Handy Things You Should Carry Every Day

From surprising tricks to help you look your best to useful tools for sprucing up before a showing, here are five things you should always carry in your car or bag.


  • Stain removal sponge.
    Keep a supply handy to remove marks from walls, bathtubs or almost any grungy area before showings. They’re also great for keeping your office looking neat for clients.
  • A multi-tool.
    You never know when you’ll need to tighten a loose screw or clip an unraveling thread from a garment. Carry a multi-tool, and you’ll be better prepared for the unexpected.
  • Spare change.
    If you usually pay with plastic and don’t typically get change, make a point of carrying a supply in your car or bag in case you need to feed a parking meter or top off a leaky tire on your car.
  • A tape measure.
    How big is the master bedroom? Will my couch fit against that wall? Clients ask about a home’s dimensions all the time. Carry a tape measure, and you’ll be able to answer them accurately.
  • Hairspray.
    In addition to keeping your hair looking great, hairspray is also useful for eliminating static cling. Spray it lightly inside a static-prone skirt or pants and let it dry, or spray it on your skin if you’re worried about staining. It’s a great multi-tasker!



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